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ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:30am EDT
things around baltimore city. as we look at the beltway, traffic is moving pretty well. we usually see brake lights, but it is going to slow up a bit as you approach liberty road. right now in baltimore city, we are working an accident at marabia. traffic lights still out at northern parkway and charles street and expect road closures as they continue to clean up from yesterday's fire activity and no real problems with our drive times, jfx looks good as does the 95 corridor. megan, back to you. >> 6:33 right now. it has become a national debate to burn or not to burn. a pastor in florida wants to set the koran on fire on the 9th anniversary of september 11. as you can imagine, leaders here in baltimore are speaking out. sherrie johnson joins us live in the studio with more on this story. >> it's a big controversial topic. the pastor of a small church in florida said he will go forward with his plan to burn copies of the koran on saturday. now the head of a baltimore islamic group says terri jones plan shows a misunderstanding of his religion and a disrespect for all religions. he say
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 5:30am EDT
are showing up in the frederick county library, find out what baltimore city and the library officials are doing to protect you. >> >> recently the blood sucking insects known as bed bugs showed up in baltimore city's library. >> good morning, the baltimore city health department will be providing a series of meetings on the treating of the bed bugs. they have fowbd more and more -- found more and more homes in baltimore city. in frederick county, all communications of libraries were fumigated. >>> nike near 5th avenue closed down due to the insects. >> we have found that bed bugs are hitching rides back and forth, in to offices, in to stores, and as to the situation in frederick's county, they will be treating all 8 counties, the book mobiles, and delivery van. also, the individual who carried the bugs in to the library has been notified. >> it's 5:47 a harvard county student killed while crossing the road is going to be laid to rest. joey entremont was kill while crossing the road and students and family members will be laying him to rest this afternoon. >> 30 year old natasha pedig
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
as you approach the toll plaza. megan, back to you. >>> baltimore city firefighters have been working overtime today dealing with multiple fires and here's the most recent one. a viewer sent this video to us. the shot of the fire in mount vernon. the flames were shooting up near charles street and madison street. the fire broke out around 11:30 last night. firefighters were able to contain the flames and this morning there is no word on what caused this. >>> and this is just the latest of a string of fires in the city that firefighters had to deal with throughout the day yesterday. at least two other fires were four alarm. now more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working fires, even crews as far as howard county had come in to help. the fires were in west baltimore and the latest video we showed you. linda so joins us live with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning. certainly was a busy day for firefighters, not only here in the city, but lots of other firefighters from surrounding counties that came in to help because these fires were so bad. more than 100 firefigh
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
's office setting aside any challenging of the vote patricia jessamy concedes the race for baltimore city state attorney. i'm christian schaffer. jest jessamy was facing more than 1300 vote deficit after 15 years as city state's attorney. she's ready to move forward. jeff hager has more on her decision. >> at this time i want to thank the citizens of baltimore city for giving me the opportunity to serve. it has been a labor of love. >> reporter: and with that baltimore city state's attorney patricia jessamy announced she had telephoned her opponent gregg bernstein and had conceded the race to retain her office of 15 years. the incumbent says she learned a long time ago to let life's turns make her better, not bitter. and she's now prepared to focus upon her future. >> i am definitely not going quietly into the night. i am a public servant by nature, and there is an initiative that i have been working on that i'm going to volunteer initially my time towards and it is that fifth sunday to violence initiative. >> reporter: having spent time putting criminals behind bars she wants to reac
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 6:30am EDT
. now, we have a couple of accidents to let you know about. one in baltimore city, bel air road, and franklin avenue. and we are dealing with a serious incident 70 westbound, and overturn tractor trailer and it continues to block to two right lanes, but the left lane is open. >> you see someone driving down the belt way and they are swerving, they are in and out of the lanes, and you pull up to see what is going on, and they are on the cell phone. >> this couple lost their daughter back in 2008. and heather was heading to meet her wedding planner when she was killed. listen to these numbers. last year, more than 5,000 people died on the roads. more than half a million were injured because of a distracted driver. >> we couldn't believe that our daughter was taken from us because of someone who was texting. >> we want you to shut your cell phone off. in three or four seconds your entire life can change. >> here in maryland, it's illegal to text while driving. and starting in november, you will not be able to use cell phones. >> in georgia, two men filed a lawsuit against eddie lon
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
polls. >> 40? >> maybe more. interacted with the citizens of baltimore city and i had a very enjoyable day. >> reporter: the turn out around the city seems to be low. are you concerned? would you have rather had a greater turnout, given that people know you, are you concerned that it's low turnout today? >> i'm always concerned even when i'm not running at a low voter turnout because i think voting is very important. and i've been emphasizing to people that voting is the great equalizer. bill gates may have $60 billion but he only has one vote, and so do i, and so do you. so if you want to be equal to anybody, you need to exercise your right to vote. >> what do you do right now? are you waiting for the numbers to come in like everybody else? is that all you can do. >> yeah. we're waiting for the official numbers to be released. but we have some numbers ourselves and we're very confident. >> what makes you feel so confident about the numbers you have right now? >> well, you know, it shows us what is happening, but we have to wait for the official numbers to be released by the board of e
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 5:30pm EDT
's show. >>> good evening. i'm general firm. and i'm jeff barn. baltimore city student was punched in the face by a school bus aide. tonight her úarents are puuhing for criminal charges. >> thh student is a fifth grader aa sharp hall elementary. she says she got into a verbal argument with an adult aide that quickly turned physical. and she ended up with a bruised eye. the story first on fox. today she says she was leaning out of the window when the aide told her tt sit down. she refused. 2 began arguing. and she claims he pushed her and slapped her. that's when a physical fight ensued. she says he finally punched her in the face leaving hee with a bruised and -úswollen eye and small cut. the school calls er mother who says she wants the aide to be fired and chhrged. >> i just feel like if you can not deal with children that have behavior problems, thinks a ask witt children with behavior problems. if you can't deal with it, then you do not need to be in that profession because no one has the right to put their hands on a child eepecially a grown man. >> if i go to sch
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and the prosecution of three men charged in the murder of former baltimore city councilman ken harris has been denied. defense lawyers asked the judge to keep a security guard at the shopping center from identifying the suspect on the video. >> we don't think the witness should be able to testify about what a jury can clearly see on video. we're just asking the judge to let the jury like the video and make up their own minds. >> the judge ultimately ruled that the security guard can testify. a motion to exclude dna evidence is still being considered. baltimore police have arrested a man in connection with a 2-year- old drowning case. the men apparently had to pushing ankush gupta into the harbor after he refused to give him -- apparently admitted to pushing ankush gupta into the harbor after he refused to give them a cigarette. a man is accused of attacking a baltimore city police officer in an incident and cost him his sight in one of his eyes. he was accused of hitting the officer with a drinking glass. he was not charged with a hate crime based on race. the baltimore city police union has endorsed
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 5:30am EDT
. that translates into more money for the city and state. >> there could be benefits for hotels if baltimore is a more convenient destination. convention planners will choose hotels here. that is good news. >> there are still some unanswered questions about the deal. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job losses on the corporate level. more jobs could come to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights. more flights mean more people needed to book the flights, to help passengers, including screening them through security. >> there are positives about the merger, there could be revenue. revend kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a building tumbles to the ground in northwest baltimore triggered a frantic search for survivors. officials confirmed nobody was trapped inside the rubble, which was once a vacant home on druid hill avenue. another vacant building has collapsed and baltimore city. this was early this morning in norfolk avenue in northwest. we're still trying to get information on that. four people are dead after being thrown
NBC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in northeast baltimore where the announcement is about to be made. >> here at the city neighbors charter high school in east baltimore, is the old hamilton middle school. this is where is the mayor, and union leaders about to give details. here is what has been called landmark. it gives teachers an opportunity to make more money based on their performance as well as their time on the job. last spring, state lawmakers approved a new violation system for teachers, based in part on student performance. we talked earlier today with the city school board president and the mayor about this performance based contract. >> it is very important. i think it is critical to the vitality of our school district. in recent weeks, the issue of teacher performance and compensation has been part of the national agenda. baltimore is going to be joining the ranks of that discussion with this announcement this afternoon. >> the students want to give their best, and we are working in partnership to create a school system that everyone can be proud of. >> here are some of the basics of that contract that we can pass
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 10:00pm EDT
in baltimore city, college park, frederick and cecil county. ccmmitttnn abortions going back to januaryyof this year. perhaps earlier. then storing the remains of the aborred babies up to likes ever 35 weeks in a freezer. isn't that nice? deplorable. nobody knew abouu it.3 >> now two physician that is worked with dr. brigham and were involved with that abortion have had theii medical licenses suspended. include george shepherd and nicola riehl. >> she breached the standard of care. way they delivered the patient to the hospital. the way it was -- she was transported.ú hang over of the patient to the emergency doctor. %-received a delay in the requet to challenge the board's suspension. -> dr. riley believes she shoold be reinstated but we will not talk bout the case, as i said, we need more time. thatts what we told the board today. and they granted a cootinuance. >> maryland state board of would begin abortion proccdures in new jersey and transport the women to maryland to complete the operation. it is a move believed to circumvent new jersey laws, that -estrict late term abortions. >>
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. the race that is still too close to call -- baltimore city state's attorney. patricia jessamy is trailing gregg bernstein -- gregg bernstein. 11 news has learned that problems with voting machines are preventing anyone from declaring a winner in this race. we have like team coverage. we began with jayne miller live at the baltimore city board of elections with the latest on the state's attorney's race. >> it would not be called a problem, but the votes have not been counted, that is why no one has declared victory or conceded defeat. here's what is going on at the moment -- if the challenger, gregg bernstein, does have a lead over pat jessamy of 1421 with 97% of the city's 290 precess -- precepts been tallied. we spoke with the city election chief about 45 minutes ago. how many votes do you think are in play in terms of those that have not been counted? >> well, i have no idea. they are from different places around the city. >> there was not a heavy turnout. >> not at all. very disappointing. >> are we talking about a couple of hundred votes were a couple of thousand votes? what do you t
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >>> three juveniles are accused of stabbing a man during a robbery at baltimore city. it happened near penn station and the jfx. adam may has more. good afternoon, adam. >> reporter: good afternoon, jessica. a simple question is what led up to the stabbing. right now two 14-year-olds, a male and female are facing charges. also arrested, a 16-year-old male. baltimore city police arrest three juveniles monday near penn station. they're' queuesed of stabbing a 37-year-old in what appeared to be a botched robbery. >> they approached the victim and asked him for some change. the victim declined to give them any change. one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the chest. >> reporter: the victim suffer lad collapsed lung. following that murder police beefed up patrols. >> the officer saw the victim, contacted ems, contacted the police department. we've located the juveniles and identified the suspect. >> reporter: right now police cannot release the names of the suspects because they are charged as juveniles. they are reviewing the case right now to see if the charges will be even
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:30am EDT
. >> reporter: baltimore city health officials are trying to be proactive in the fight against bedbugs. they're basically holding a meeting right here at the war memorial building today at noon in downtown baltimore. basically they want to map out a strategy to fight against the bedbugs and also answer questions or concerns that people might have. the blood sucking critters turned up in frederick county in a library there. the county hired exterminators to make sure all of its libraries are free of the insects and in howard county, a couple has filed a $500,000 lawsuit over a bedbug infestation in an ellicot city apartment. the couple was forced to move out of their apartment and throw away most of their possessions because their apartment was never properly treated for bedbugs. that meeting kicks off at noon today at the war memorial building. this is free to the public, but there is limited seating. you might want to get here early. reporting live in downtown baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> are we bracing for an attack? intel agents overseas have uncovered a terror plot against
NBC
Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
in the police investigation of the baltimore city murder of ken harris and the robbery of the new haven lounge. forensics say they collected sam samples from a number of items and collected blood from skin cells and submitted pieces of evidence. he said he examined the halloween mask winds to the shooting and the robbery of the lounge testified. the mask was found near an alley where the jazz club is located. he noticed red spots on the map but was inable to determine what they were. testing revealed these were not blood spots. he also checked the nose on the back and prosecutors believe d.n.a. from jereem williams was found on the mask. >> the technician testifying now can't tell the jury where the mask came from or under what circumstances it came into possession of the police department. >> the cuffs and neck were also checked for skin cells. that coat was found in the trash can behind his home. >> one of the things intriguing for me is the police department is running around pulling stuff out of garbage cans. i tried to make the point with the technician, your home garbage can has your d.n
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, 36 hours later and still no clear winner in the race for baltimore city state's attorney with 100% of the precincts reporting, gregg bernstein leading patricia jessamy by 100 votes but that does not include absentee ballots. that's being counted right now at the board of elections. mike hellgren has the latest. >> reporter: the counting of those 2198 absentee ballots began a little more than an hour ago. we're told they're taking a 10- minute break and will count the remaining 200 or 300. we learn there are provisional ballots. those are where the person's eligible is in question. that's still within the margin. the bottom line is this is far from over. elections officials began counting more than 2,000 absentee ballots this morning. they could make the critical difference in the oh, so tight race for baltimore city state's attorney that has pitted incumbent patricia jessamy against gregg bernstein. bernstein is ahead by 1300 votes. jessamy has questioned the integrity of the election. yesterday the jessamy campaign said anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 votes were mission but the cit
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
elections approach. >> the baltimore city budget has taken a beating but that did not stop the city official from a pricey renovation of his office at taxpayer expense. this is the office of the director of public works, complete with a zebra stripes rug, a pedestal stint at a 12 footer dollars desk chair -- pedestal sink. david scott was the public works director at time and a member of the sheila dixon capita. the total cost was more than $27,000. on the director has now found other uses for the furniture. >> baltimore city police are looking for those behind a string of armed robberies in side the -- inside the mondawmin mall. >> these have hit several sources inside mondawmin mall over the summer. they're all armed robberies but please to not leave their all connected. a string of armed robberies over the summer has police searching for suspects. six holdups were at stores. >> there is no group of vigilante saying let's attack the mall. these are crimes of opportunity. >> the thieves made off with $100,000 of merchandise from a jewelry store. there are three patterns of robberies, possib
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
and radar, across maryland. temperatures ranging from 70 in baltimore, 72 easton, 71 in ocean city. nice weather before that storm approaches. it's the seas starting to get angry. locally the hour by hour forecast brings us a high of 95 with mostly sunny sky. let's check on the traffic with kim brown. >> a heads up as you make your way through baltimore city on northern parkway, construction lane closures in both directions as you approach the jfx, not a big deal right now but as rush hour gets started it will cause delays. in towson, a downed tree blocking all lanes in both direction at cromwell and eagles court. no problems inbound off 395 past the convention center, traffic looks good. on the jfx at northern parkway, no problems in either direction. megan and jamie, back to you. >> thanks, kim. >>> earl is threatening the labor day holiday. >> the first evacuations have been ordered for island residents off north carolina but the category 3 storm is making its way across the caribbean towards the u.s. here is emily schmidt. >> reporter: this is from the international space station 200
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. signs commercials $646,000 to things like overtime foreperson nell, more than $480,000. baltimore city election director says he's adding up but his costs been hundreds of thousands of dollars for only 7200 votes cast early. >> we're working on a cost early voting cost with overtime involved, use of facilities, mailings, printing. >> reporter: the montgomery county had the lowest turn out only 7500 people voted early out of a possible half a million. that's a little more than 1%. the state however is optimistic that as it becomes a regular part of the election process the early turn out will increase substantially. >>> remember abc2news.com has you covered with all the results on our web site today we are asking do you think early voting is worth the cost to you the taxpayer? tell us why or why not. all you have to do is head to abc2news.com to vote. >>> around 80 degrees last couple of hours top of this hour we bumped up to 83 at bwi. warm afternoon beautiful september sunshine what's to complain about right. take a look at some of the number out this this afternoon. 78 downtown, 7
CNN
Sep 16, 2010 11:00am EDT
or if you can pass kevin through to us, we'd appreciate it. baltimore city police are on the scene at johns hopkins hospital in east baltimore, where i think we're getting more information. okay, great. wmar television in baltimore is doing some reporting on this, covering this live. let's listen. >> reporter: staff, patients, all being told to stay inside their room. we're getting word that the suspect has barricaded himself into an area of the hospital. the hospital, the 600 block of north wolf street. 982 beds inside the hospital. huge facility there. lots of people were swarming to the scene, people coming and going. police swarming that building as if emergency alert came out. baltimore police say a doctor has been shot at johns hopkins and a suspect is hold up inside. a spokesperson says the hospital is on lock down. the doctor is in critical condition. the suspect has been barricaded into an area of the hospital. we have crews heading to the scene to learn the latest at the campus. stay with us onair and online for the latest news. >> guys in the control room, let's pull up the websi
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
been clearing debris, but with more than 50,000 drains in baltimore, the city needs the public's help. >> where you have an inlet in front of your house or near your house, the biggest weapon you have not fight against flooding is really a broom. go out there, sweep that material up and put this in the trash can. >> reporter: crews in anne arundel also trying to prevent problems before the storm and asking marylanders every where to be prepared. >> if there is flooding and torrential rain, have a preparedness kit. have a flashlight, radio, nonperishable food. >> reporter: if you come across standing water in the road, turn around. don't try to go through it? anne arundel, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news news. >> stay with website would be for the latest on this tropical system. remember, we're always on for instant updates. log on to our website at wjz.com. >>> tonight baltimore city schools are set to be a model for the nation. for the time teachers in the district will get paid in a unique and controversial way. we have the details that were just found. >> reporter: they are cal
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
the key bridge, towards 97. only going to take you nine minutes. here's baltimore city on the jfx cold spring lane, traffic flowing freely in both directions. no problems as you make your way around, mlk and fayette street, downtown traffic looks good. >>> preparing for earl, there's no talk of evacuating ocean city. really the last time tourists and townies were chased off coastal highway. we have live team coverage this morning, want to go right now to the beach. here's abc2 news don harrison. don? >> good morning, jamie, how are you guys doing? it's really calm right here. very comfortable. i checked all the meters, exactly 76 degrees where i am. blowing about 8 miles an hour. the waves are at 5 or 6 feet. it's coming in like it was last night. earl is affecting someone, not here yet, at some point we'll feel some effect. what we're looking at in ocean city, emergency management personnel has been talking to us. we have a tropical storm warning. winds will be going about 40 miles an hour, feeling some gusts between 50 and 60 miles an hour. the waves will build later on today, to abo
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in the murder of a former baltimore city councilman. getting a jury is expected to take at least five days. the trial itself may last as long as five weeks, and that is making jury selection a challenge. we are joined live from the courthouse with an update. >> the call about 120 people. half of them said five weeks would cause an undue hardship. others said that day were the victim of a crime or knew someone who was the victim of a crime. only about a dozen said they had heard of the case, about two dozen said they had private reasons why they would not want to serve on the panel the case involves the murder of a former baltimore city councilman. when the judge informed the group that the trial could last up to five weeks, potential jurors are let out a collective amount -- let out a collective moan. >> i think it is going to be very difficult. then you take into consideration the media exposure this case has already gotten. people are going to be excluded because they have already formed an opinion. >> the september 2nd assassination death of former baltimore city council member happened
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:30am EDT
, a well known attorney and former judge in the city. this has been a lot about baltimore's high crime rate and which candidate will do a better job at making the city safer and keeping criminals in jail, convicted criminals from getting out. voters, again, will have the final say as they head to the polls when they open up at 7:00 this morning. live in baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >>> 6:33. today's the last big primary day before november's mid-term elections. not just our state but six others. emily schmidt is in washington with more on the preview. >> reporter: on this primary day in seven states some candidates worry this may not be the year to be a party favorite. >> i actually have a conservative voting record as far as finances are concerned in congress. while i'm a moderate that is generally on the social issues. >> reporter: in democrat-dominated delaware gop leaders think mike castle is their only hope to win vice president biden's old senate seat. instead he's in a tight race with christine o'donnell. she's lost senate bids twice before. this time she has tea party backing. >>
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 6:30am EDT
. >>> it's going to be a close one. but it could be a while before we know who could be baltimore city's top prosecutor. >> reporter: one of the candidates is considering a legal fight. >>> ken holt has an opponent in the november election. the democratic candidate for the job of baltimore county executive has decided what is the next step for him. >>> plus: if you go to the orioles game on october 1st, you could be benefiting a memorial to a young murder victim. >>> also ahead this morning: if you don't have your tickets to the virgin mobile free step, could get another chance this saturday. >>> cloudy and mild this morning, temperature of 65 degrees. winds out of the east, northeast. if you could stick around, we have just got some incredible hail video. i'm going to leave it at that, but it'll be worth the wait. stick around. you're in no rush, are you? kim brown has the latest on traffic. >> no reason to be in any rush so far this morning, justin. we don't have a whole lot going on on the roadways. just building volume that could slow you up. good morning maryland returns after thi
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> it is a nationally-broadcast in that conversation about improving education. one baltimore city principal will be part of that discussion. tim tooten is live in our newsroom with more in the story -- on the story. >> they're turning rockefeller plaza it into a place where the nation can hear about successful schools like westport academy and from its principal. >> let's review what we know so far. >> westport academy will be in the national spotlight for its dramatic turnaround. test scores are up and the school is no longer on the state watch list. >> it is a great difference. >> felicia irick has been invited to new york to tell her story. she is quick to give credit where she says it is due. >> i would have to say that i have the best staff -- a group of people who are truly committed to students and their families. >> if your card. whose turn is it? >> it all starts in the classroom where teachers have been given the freedom to change. >> the administration has encouraged the teachers to work as a community and to really take ownership of what is going on in the classroom. we're to do
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. reforms are in the works for the baltimore city school systems. they'll announce the changes directly tied to the president's race to the top program adam may has a preview of what we can expected. >> we're expecting the dedays in five house. a teacher contract is part of the contract. it's unlike anything scene before. >> reporter: a deal announcing education reforms could make the schools a model for the nation. our schools are getting better everyier and i'm pleased they reached an agreement. >> reporter: according to the sun, it eliminates step raises based on service and instead rewarding on performance and student achievement. >> president obama has been pressing for the changes and last month, the administration awarded $250 million to baltimore and baltimore city getting $46 million for reforms and the state superintendent explained why the contracts would be key. any time you're dealing with an evaluation with the performance, you need to be fair. they support the race to the top, saying last week, i think that teachers will like the contract. it addresses the concerns they expres
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
could benefit. >> help the city days campaign began in baltimore city today. that story, coming up. >> a study shows that long term baltimore health initiative is making a difference would african-american men battling african-american men battling hy four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >> a recent study shows the success of a program. twice as many participants in the maryland cardiovascular promotion program reached saved blood pressure levels compared to other modern to patients. >> it is the most common heart disease that we see in our community. it is responsible for more deaths and disabilities than any other disease that we know of.
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
from release. >> congress will get involved into the controversy over how the baltimore city handles rape complaints or has in the past. >> reporter: the senate will examine why so many cases in baltimore city are marked unfounded. members of the city's office of violence against women will investigate. baltimore lead the nation in the cases of rapes unfounded. it's unclear whether other city officials will be there. don, back to you. >> thank you, ron, that's scheduled for tuesday. >>> a bombing attack in after the after claim -- in afghanistan claims the life of a maryland man. there, he was killed sunday and he was in afghanistan. he served three tours of duty and he was a graduate of carver high school. >>> we have a cool down in store. it's a warm, humid afternoon. not that bad looking, either. we're live with the first warning weather coverage and marty bass is out back and bernadette woods is in the weather center. >>> good afternoon, don and everyone. yes, there's a cold front making its way through the state. we'll show you the doppler radar, we don't have a lot of cold weat
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:30am EDT
'm sure that will change pretty soon. live in ocean city, i'm don harrison for abc2 news. >>> baltimore city officials are making sure that the city and everyone who lives in the city is prepared for possible severe weather that could come our way. mayor rawlings blake reminded people to prepare their families and their homes for the possibility of severe weather. the storm is predicted to come close to the eastern shore and end the small shifts could bring severe weather to the baltimore area. >> safety and readiness are paramount when mother nature brings her worst. >> our power outages caused by these events, which at times can be prolonged. >> people who run the city say be sure to have an emergency kit with supplies such as a flashlight, canned goods, can opener, bottled water, as well as a battery-operated radio. >> hurricane isabel belted us pretty good, but earl will be nothing compared to isabel. it's important to remember what we learned from her. >> reporter: many people try to take the threat of hurricanes in stride, but for folks living along the lesson, with earl approachi
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of the most contentious the race for the baltimore city's state's attorneys office. only 5% of the districts are reporting and it's showing a race too close to call. >>> wjz is live with complete coverage. let's begin with kai jackson who's live in terry hill. >> reporter: we're in south baltimore, jesepie she is used to fight. she has several of them and she walked in here tonight feeling pretty confident about the results in this election. jesepie was all smiled, showing no concern. jesemie in a battle to keep her job. jesemie has been stating attorney since 1985. cease admittedly tough and says she will not give up without a fight -- she is admittedly tough. >> we are confident that the voters elected the best person. so, we'll await the return. >> reporter: jesemie is here at the baltimore rowing club. talking with supporters, it's interesting to note here denise, pat jesemie raised $100,000 in media. that's how much she spent. we'll see how if that plays out at all. >> thank you very much, kai. our complete coverage continues now with derek valcourt. >> reporter: it has been a slow nigh
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 6:30am EDT
his fiancie. >> baltimore city police are looking for three after a stabbing at university of baltimore and penn station, they are now in custody. the victim told police a young boy asked him for change for $5 bill. when the victim refused, he says another boy stuck a knife into his back. the suspected attacker just 14 years old. the victim was able to flag down a university of baltimore police officer who called police. officers say three suspects were arrested, two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old. >>> 6:47. the state has recorded two more heat-related deaths. that brings the total for the year to 28. state health officials say the victims were an adult dorchester county resident with a serious medical condition, and a senior citizen from baltimore who had heart disease. a man who was the subject of a policeman hunt after authorities say he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend is behind bars at this hour. police say the 32-year-old joshua prince of montgomery county surrendered to pennsylvania authorities. it started in north bethesda after 7:00 in the morning yesterday. police
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
words. this is the first case of its kind in baltimore city, kelly. >> a former ip director investigators say turned on his former employer sabotaging a power point presentation to a director with pornography. baltimore city has just indicted its first ever hacking system. 51-year-old walter powell a former employee of the baltimore substance abuse system is accused of copying key strokes of excoworkers remotely. >> he shut down a computer that was used during a power point presentation. when the power got restarted, that presentation then included pornographic images. >> reporter: investigators showed up to take him away and indicted him in april. the computer case was investigated for nine months by the forensic science team. >> once it was learned that somebody was hacking into the system. the investigation insued and he was identified as a suspect pretty early on. because of his employment ending. >> reporter: powell is also accused of breaking into the e- mail of his former boss to forward confidential information and send out fake e- mails to mass distribution lists. h
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
. weather was a big factor in the death of a veteran baltimore city police officer. officer james fowler was killed when his truck crashed into a barrier along route 322 in central pennsylvania. police say fouler was on his way to penn state. the 33-year vet leaves behind a wife and two children. >>> the gang leader convicted of ordering a teenager's murder because he was gay will spend the rest of his life behind bars. timothy rawlings was convicted in the murder of steven parish, because gang members believed he was gay. the judge sentenced rawlings to two life sentences and the max years for hate crimes. parish's mother wanted the death penalty, but is satisfied with his sentence. >> justice for him, that was my concern. he can't speak for himself. he's gone. i have to make sure that they were held accountable. >> this is the first time baltimore county has convicted someone for a hate crime. >>> it is 6:04. you know, even when we catch a piece of fuzz out of the corner of our eye, we stomp on it, smash it. we're on high alert. >> baltimore city health officials will hold a meeting at
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm EDT
mistake thaa led o the crash. >> justice for a murdered former baltimore city ccuncil iiformation thaa meant the elimination of half of the -úpotential jurors. >>> that ii violation of the statute. >> what happened inside baltimore animal shelt they are led to the claim. >>. >> hello. >> hurricane earl is winding iis way north. >> and ath still uncertain. úeff is live n cean city where they are braciig for the big storm. jeff? >> weehhae watchhd aal afternoon as the wind and he waves have picked up here. % look at it righttnow. the waves have been grooing all úay in size and streegth and all afternoon thee have bben breaking farther and farther out. you know the city closed the water here to swimmers earlier today as they braced for this storm. the ccty is leaving nothing to chance. about by mid afternoon only surfers were allowed in he water of ocean city. change is on the way. >> you cannfeel the water beeorr you can feel it outssde. and marina no time to waste. boats are moving too% hire ground. nothing is left -úto chance. >> you don't get the boat ouu of the water you
FOX
Sep 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
for the other two men involved. -> and baltimore city police arrest two men for stealing $$.5 million worth of precious metals. police say they were caught stealing shipping containers of nickel and chrome. the metals are used in steel production. >> a man on the run for nearly a week now is captured in washington state. paul palmer was caught with his girlfriend gina distefano. palmer escaped friday from central booking facing attempted murder charges from a auguut stabbing. diitefano is charged with harboring a fugittve tonight. >> the race for baltimore city state's attorney is still in limbo. tonight they are starting to count absentee bbllots. greg bern city has a slight leads over patricia jessamy by 1300 votes. patricia jessamy's crew sid thoosands may not have been counted. but suuporters of bernstein said it is time for patricia jessamy to concede. >> we would hhpe hat miss patricia jessamy would go ahead and concede. and recognize the nest ability of her loss. >> so many voters did not vote in this election. i think, had they done that, miss patricia jessamy probably november mu
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> all right, thank you. it's a very big night for baltimore city voters, it's a very big night for baltimore county voters. voters will decide which democrat they want to face. the republican in the november election. >> reporter: it is the most expensive primary race in baltimore county history. they're taking nothing for granted. on primary election day he's out early getting last-minute votes reminding people of his experience. >> it's a nice reception from voters, they have done their research and happy with the choices and we're just reenforcing that and i'm letting people know i'm here to do a big job. >> tv adds trying to reach a population of 800,000. he's touted his environmental record. >> we want to keep our neighborhoods safe and the schools strong and have a modern government that allows more with less in difficult times. people are responsing to the message, i'm all smiles today and up beet -- upbeat. i feel like i need to keep campaigning. >> wjz continues with adam may, he is live in pikesville where the challenger has had a very busy day as well. out to you, a
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
accident in baltimore city at east biddle street and north wool street. you still may see closures along georgia avenue and wayne avenue in proximity to the discovery channel building. don't have delays to let you know about on the jfx. maryland avenue, st. paul street exit. eight minutes from the beltway. this is going to be the fort mchenry toll plaza, over the southbound lanes, right-hand side of your screen. no problems through the tunnel. megan and jamie, back to you. >> today, tonight, tomorrow, all back to earl. >>> what's going to happen here? we'll have live team coverage all morning long. linda sow is live in fells point. >> reporter: labor day weekend is often one of the busiest weekends on the water, people like to be out and about, enjoy the last weekend of summer, people like to be out on boats. conditions can get dangerous this weekend with hurricane earl fast approaching. they're securing boats with extra lines just incase. that's what they recommend boat owners do as well. coast guard officials warn people should stay off their boats and out of the water during the
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 5:30am EDT
weather was a big factor in the death of a veteran baltimore city police officer. officer james fouler was killed when his truck crashed into a barrier in central pennsylvania on monday night. he was on his way to penn state to participate in a training program accident investigations. the 33-year-old vet leaves behind a wife and two children. >>> aan anne arundel police officer performs cpr and gets a 4-year-old to breathe again. her dad says this officer is a life-saver. alan bayne says he knew his daughter wasn't feeling well. she slept in his bed. she stopped breathing. he called 911 and corporal luke ringler was minutes from the home. he got her to breathe before paramedics arrived. >> he noticed the paramedics, the sound was going away from the house, he immediately called dispatch and told them they were going the wrong way. i'm sure that saved time. >> you just try to react appropriately and do what you'd hope that anyone would do for their own child in that situation. >> brook bayne was diagnosed with croup. she may be release d from the hospital later on today. >>> how abou
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 6:30am EDT
with a staph infection and flesh eating bacteria throughout her body. >>> the race for the next baltimore city state's own is not. the more than 1500 absentee ballots were counted yesterday. bernstein now leads by more than 1300 votes, however, he has not claireed a victory and jessamy has yet to concede. >> tonout in maryland's voting appears to be the lowest on record. unofficial polling places, the turnout was about 24%, only 2.4% of voters cast their ballots in early voting. garrett county in western maryland had the highest with nearly 40%. >>> former governor bob ehrlich has released an outline of plans that he has for his new administration if he gets his old job back. ehrlich released his road map to 2020. in it, he is proposing the value for the dollar initiative. it will basically align government spending with revenues by delivering services for residents at the price that they are willing to pay. his plan also includes the 1% reduction in the sales tax and doubling the number of charter schools in the state of maryland. ♪ [music] ♪ >> this is so cute. elmo visited a baltimore
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
working on any ship that comes into u.s. waters. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> baltimore city firefighters are trying to determine what caused a fire that forced the family to jump to safety this morning. the fire broke out around 6:00 this morning in a single-family home near the intersection of northern parkway and falls road in north baltimore. officials say when crews arrived the home was fully involved, six people were inside at the time including a 57-year-old mother who jumped from an attic window. two of the girls said they also jumped from the window to get to safety. we could have made it to the pool but there's the -- the fire right there shooting at us. as we were jumping the windows were breaking and the fire was coming out of the windows. if we would have been on the rof a moment later the roof would have given way. we had to jump now. >> the mother was taken to a local hospital. there's no word on her condition tonight. >>> tonight, a viewing will be held for joseph d'entremont, the 14-year-old fallston boy hit and killed saturday in bel air. the viewing began 6
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
superintendent and the baltimore city schools ceo and the baltimore county school superintendent. we will have live reports from rockefeller plaza beginning monday. >> on this first full day of fall, 2010, the temperatures are quite warm. around 90 degrees in some areas feeling like summertime. 91 degrees in hagerstown. 86 in downtown baltimore. we have seen some cloud cover build up and under those clouds, isolated thunderstorms primarily to the west of d.c. drifting toward pg county. mostly clear as we had to the night with mild temperatures continuing. we will see how long the heat sticks around and we will check in on the latest tropical storm. >> the lead detective investigating a murder of a former baltimore city councilman finished his testimony and the court. he was questioned on how he handled the evidence in the case. let's go live to courthouse east for the latest. >> that detective testified police took dna samples from six people, including the three defendants and eliminated or excluded other suspects. the defense believes police made mistakes. the homicide detective defended the
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
each other. there were also treated at shock trauma. baltimore city has recorded its 144th homicide of the year. this happened yesterday morning on harris avenue. police say the victim tried to fight of his attackers. he was shot in the chest and back. he was rushed to the pop hospital where he later died. this time last year there were 147 murders in baltimore city. ayne black has been arrested in the death of ankush gupta. the body was discovered just off of light street. police have not said how gupta ended up in the water. >> it is time to turn the page on iraq. >> the president said it was time to shift resources to prairies' here at home. kate amara has more on that. >> robert gates is in iraq this morning, meeting with troops. the president declared the war in iraq is over. after seven years and more than 4400 u.s. service members killed, president obama declared an end to u.s. combat operations in iraq. >> it is time to turn the page. >> the president said america remains committed to an independent and stable iraq. >> a transitional force will remain in iraq. >> republicans
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and baltimore city councilman ken harris. we're outside the courthouse with an update. >> prosecutors may call as many as 50 witnesses, including one who sadly had a front-row seat to the murder. >> we have somewhere around 20 witnesses for the defense. >> one of the prosecution witnesses is a woman whose identity had been concealed because she was an eyewitness to murder. she was sitting in the front seat of the car when ken harris was shot while attempting to get out of harm's way. at the start of jury selection, potential jurors filled nearly every seat of the courtroom. when the judge explained the case, whispers morphed into mumbling which buzzed through the courtroom. when he informed the group that the trial could last up to five weeks, the jurors let out a collective moan. it will be hard to find an impartial panel. >> take into consideration the media exposure. a lot of people may have known and the victim or the witnesses, or have heard so much about it because they have already formed an opinion. >> police collected dna from several items found at the crime scene did an expert will
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to a halt to this morning after a police-and off accident in north baltimore. a baltimore city police cruiser and a car collided at the intersection of coldspring lane and roland ave. at the officer and the driver of the car were taken to area hospitals and treated with non- life-threatening injuries. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. hazmat crews are working to clean up hydrochloric acid spill in southwest baltimore. about five gallons spilled on whittington avenue this morning had a living buildings -- had 11 buildings meeting to be evacuated we will not the latest tonight at 5:00. investigators are looking into a fire that forced several people out of all home on carmella drive. it happened on tuesday morning around 4:00. there have been no reports of any injuries and there is no word on why the arson squad is involved. two 14-year-olds and a 16-year- old charged as adults after stabbing a man on the campus of baltimore city university. keith anderson, daysha wilson, and lawrence horton are charged with stabbing keith counsell during an attapparent robbery attempt
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 12:00pm EDT
stoppers. opening statements in the murder trial of the former baltimore city councilman can harass could begin. -- ken harris could begin. they hope to have 12 jurors and two alternates seated by today. the trial could last more than a month. new court filings reveal new details and to the sexual harassment case against john leopold. attorneys for the plaintiff, a former press aide, now accused leopold using binoculars to spy on women leaving the county government building. >> he would, for example, say, "this woman is not attractive enough for this position." "i am going to get rid of her." in painting a picture of on man who has a potentially serious problem. >> leopold continues to deny the charges, pointing out that the plaintiffs complaints were dismissed as being without merit earlier this week. the republican candidate cast his vote in the last day of early voting at the annapolis senior activity senior yesterday. he and vetoed early voting during his time in office. he says it is now the lot and he encourages people to take advantage of it. baltimore city sheriff john anderson co
NBC
Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
returning tonight or in an air force reserve unit out of dover. one is a baltimore city principal returning home from iraq on a date which is so significant in our nation's history. a plane full of soldiers returning from overseas and is greeted with cheers. this senior master sgt is excited to see his family. >> it is possible -- it is wonderful to lived in the united states of america. >> he is a principal from baltimore city. he missed the start of the school year. he is anxious to get back to work. >> our school year has new challenges. >> the soldiers are returning on september 11, a significance not lost on them or their families. >> it is an honor for those to went before may and have not come back. that makes me very sober-minded. >> it is important to remember that freedom is not free and it takes an incredible amount of sacrifice. i am very proud of my husband and the people who served. >> some are returning home while others are just leaving. they say it is especially poignant to leave nine years after the day of the terror attacks. >> it reminds me of why we are here and why we
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm EDT
. >>> an inmateeescapes from a correctional facillty in baltimore city. william lucas was being oved from one facility to another when he suddenly broke loose and got away. anyone with any information in this cass should call 91113 immediately. >>> a maryland native is killed in an expposson in afghanistan. 25-year-olddchris veil was a former marine who returned to the middle east as a private security contractor.3 veil was originally from randalstown and planning to get ú&rried when he return home. >>> new inforration tonight on a story we aired yeeterday about -wo octors april their role in aabotched abortion. hearings were held earlier today for thooe doctors who had their licenses suspended. john rydell joining us with more on what hhppenee. >> reporter: a criminal investigation continues iito the actions of those two doctors and a third doctor whose not even licensed o practice in maryland is also being disciplined. before today's hearing some opponents of abortion protestee outside. there are upset with news that a woman was critically injured while undergoing an abortion at a clinic in cecil
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 10:00pm EDT
baltimore where the city prepaaes for what could be six inch ofs of rain in some pllces. hello keith. >> jeff, good evening. city is working to avoid flooding. they have been busy clearing storm drains like this one. in fact, tonight they say the best defense residents have and trash can. >> at the corner of south followton and coallstreet. >> the rain cannot get it. it floods. >> city work crews are busy unclogging storm drains on mannings bbock, clearing gutters %-debris.th trash and other stopped up drains that could flood neighborhoods. >> the hole innersection is full of watee. and it backs up really bad in here. andd ays there for days, the water does..3 >> each time it floods. >> it has been bad nasty. >> raw sewage washes through gary ruckels front yard. >> nasty and messy and stinky. i couldn't tell what you all is in it to be honest with you. >> plastic, bricks. >> there are aaout 52,000 storm drains inlets or gutters across the city. >> this one is clean. >> not all of hem need to be cleared. >> you have to be prepared for something like this. >> city had five teams, 10
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